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Dispersal without errors: symmetrical ears tune into the right frequency for survival

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dc.contributor Inst Evolutionary Biol
dc.contributor University Of Edinburgh
dc.contributor James Cook Univ N Queensland
dc.contributor Sch Marine & Trp Biol
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Univ Edinburgh
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Coral Reef
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en MOORE, JAMES A. Y. GAGLIANO, MONICA DEPCZYNSKI, MARTIAL SIMPSON, STEPHEN D. 2017-03-21T01:25:04Z 2013-02-28T06:52:00Z 2013-02-28T06:52:00Z 2019-05-09T01:22:59Z 2017-03-21T01:25:04Z 2017-03-21T01:25:04Z 2013-02-28T06:52:00Z 2019-05-09T01:22:59Z 2008-03-07
dc.identifier 7735 en
dc.identifier.citation Gagliano M, Depczynski M, Simpson SD and Moore JA (2008) Dispersal without errors: symmetrical ears tune into the right frequency for survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences. 275: 527-534. en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-8452
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - en
dc.description.abstract Vertebrate animals localize sounds by comparing differences in the acoustic signal between the two ears and, accordingly, ear structures such as the otoliths of fishes are expected to develop symmetrically. Sound recently emerged as a leading candidate cue for reef fish larvae navigating from open waters back to the reef. Clearly, the integrity of the auditory organ has a direct bearing on what and how fish larvae hear. Yet, the link between otolith symmetry and effective navigation has never been investigated in fishes. We tested whether otolith asymmetry influenced the ability of returning larvae to detect and successfully recruit to favourable reef habitats. Our results suggest that larvae with asymmetrical otoliths not only encountered greater difficulties in detecting suitable settlement habitats, but may also suffer significantly higher rates of mortality. Further, we found that otolith asymmetries arising early in the embryonic stage were not corrected by any compensational growth mechanism during the larval stage. Because these errors persist and phenotypic selection penalizes asymmetrical individuals, asymmetry is likely to play an important role in shaping wild fish populations.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
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dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences - pages: 275: 527-534 en
dc.subject Dispersal
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Fluctuating Asymmetry
dc.subject Information
dc.subject Pomacentridae
dc.subject Sex
dc.subject Biology
dc.subject Otoliths
dc.subject Performance
dc.subject Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject Developmental Stability
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Otolith Organs
dc.subject Tropical Reef Fishes
dc.subject Recruitment
dc.subject Larval Duration
dc.subject Orientation
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
dc.subject Sound
dc.subject Population Dynamics
dc.title Dispersal without errors: symmetrical ears tune into the right frequency for survival
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1098/rspb.2007.1388
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000252764800007

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